Defense contractor yards and plants along the U.S. East Coast bounced back quickly after going through the weekend wash cycle of Hurricane Irene. Raytheon’s facility in Marlborough, Mass., and the company’s unit in Portsmouth, R.I., closed Aug. 29 due to a power outage caused by the hurricane, corporate spokeswoman Carolyn Beaudry says. Marlborough union employees—and employees of Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems working there—had to report for work at Raytheon’s facility in ...


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